Barney Franklin Light

20 May 1888–27 February 1974 (Age 85)
Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States

The Life of Barney Franklin

When Barney Franklin Light was born on 20 May 1888, in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States, his father, William Franklin Light, was 27 and his mother, Laura Ellen Lewis, was 18. He lived in Narcisse, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1920 and North Davenport Election Precinct, Lincoln, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 1974, in Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States.

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William Franklin Light
Laura Ellen Lewis
Barney Franklin Light
Raymond Fenton Light
Ines Ellen Light
X William Light
Silvia Margaret Light
Zenia Laura Light

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World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Barney Light in household of William F Light, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Barney Light in household of William F Light, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Barney F Light in household of William F Light, "United States Census, 1920"

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